Life Advice



Ask Amy: Adults want to gently nudge niece into the world

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: Responding to “Wondering,” the older woman moving in with her much younger boyfriend, I’d say that any 35-year-old man who wants to move in with a 52-year-old woman is definitely looking for a “mommy figure.”

– Humor Guy

Dear Humor Guy: We humans who actually inhabit “mommy figures” don’t always enjoy the “humorous” comments sent our way because we have the gall to exist.

However, in this case, you get a pun-point and “Wondering” gets a “way to go” from me.



(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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